6 Defining Traits of the Best Property Agent You’ll Ever Meet

Treasure @ Tampines Home Buyer

Buying or selling a property, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned seller, is a difficult and sometimes stressful process. Chances are, if you are reading this, you must be seeking a top Singaporean property agent. The good news is that you are at the right place! Indeed, with the appropriate agent by your side, the entire homebuying process – from house hunting to contract signing – can be exciting. After all, you want to deal with someone who will advocate for you, sell your property for top dollar, or assist you in finding the perfect home at the best price. What makes a good agent, though? A competent real estate professional is personable, experienced, trustworthy, and equipped with the necessary information and tools. Finding the perfect mate can be more challenging than expected.

The real estate market can be a tough nut to crack. To be successful in real estate, you must be a particular type of person. An excellent agent understands that a property is about people, not simply brick and mortar. They will recognize that, while the sales process can be complicated and difficult at times, it is their responsibility to serve as a resource, an objective expert, and to strive for a positive end for all parties involved constantly.

Top performers are at ease speaking with individuals from all walks of life, have a thorough understanding of the industry they work in and have a proven track record of sales. With that in mind, here are the most significant attributes to look for in a real estate agent so you know what to search for the next time you are shopping for a home.


 

1) They keep in touch with their customers on a regular basis

As a seller or buyer, dealing with an agent who is not a great communicator can be unpleasant. Because the real estate market is so time-sensitive, you will want an agent who keeps you updated on your current purchasing or selling position. Otherwise, you will be wasting valuable time on prospects with a slim probability of success. In fact, one of the main sources of frustration for buyers and sellers is inadequate agent communication. Agents must maintain continual communication with their clients and customers. What may appear inconsequential to an experienced agent can be crucial to clients who are new to the real estate market.


 

2) They pay attention

Most good agents will warn you to avoid agents that talk excessively. You have a problem if you cannot get a word in edgewise when conversing with your agent. As a client or customer, you should be doing the most of the talking and ensuring that the agent is aware of your specific requirements and needs. Not the other way around, a smart agent should be asking all the questions. In addition, an agent must be able to ‘read’ their client and adjust their approach accordingly. Some clients like to interact by email, while others prefer a fast text message, and still, others prefer to receive a phone call to discuss the status of their sale. A smart agent will figure out the client’s preferred way of communication so that they do not feel ignored by silence or pressured by excessive communication.


 

3) They are able to connect with others

It is all about who you know and who knows you in real estate. An agent can never be a successful real estate professional without contacts. The ability to network is a requirement, not an option. However, in order to thrive at networking, an agent does not need to be outgoing. Introverts might often be the finest networkers because they are better listeners and are more focused on having meaningful interactions. Here are several indicators that your agent has strong connections:

  • They are lively. People enjoy being in the company of others who are cheerful and kind.
  • They are enthusiastic. Their enthusiasm for real estate is palpable.
  • They provide references for you to examine their credibility.

4) They are meticulous in their work.

Local expertise, a deep understanding of contracts, and attention to detail are all qualities of a competent realtor. Homebuyers should seek out a real estate agent with extensive local knowledge of the area in which they are purchasing, a thorough understanding of real estate contracts, good communication skills, and meticulous attention to detail. Buyers should also search for an agent who has an excellent rapport with their customers, is friendly, and enjoys educating them. Your representative should also be skilled at negotiating and understand how to differentiate your offer from the crowd.


 

5) They are skilled negotiators.

Consider the agent’s experience, work ethic, and empathy when choosing an agent. It is critical to work with an agent that knows what may be negotiated and can come up with innovative solutions. Even if the response is likely to be “No,” they should be willing to negotiate better terms or make requests on your behalf. Above all, you should have the sense that you are being heard and understood without being judged. A competent agent is someone who has a lot of knowledge in the market you are searching for and can help you formulate and strategize your offer. It is also critical to discover someone with whom you can connect and communicate effectively so that they can assist you according to your goals and desires. A good work ethic and professionalism are important, but the ultimate secret is to locate an agent who can negotiate effectively and lay a solid basis for your real estate ambitions. True real estate professionals will take the time to talk about their abilities and services over the phone, digitally, or in person.


 

6) They’re eager to learn

Finally, regardless of their level of success, a good agent is constantly eager to learn. In this era of rapid change, agents must be prepared with relevant product and technical knowledge as well as marketing abilities to be effective. An agent must be up to date on the newest market trends, rules, and government actions in addition to knowing how to sell a property. Clients nowadays have access to a wealth of information and can assess an agent’s competency simply by asking a few questions. As a result, agents must be humble and open to learn, particularly from the younger generation. Everyone has something to teach us, and age or years of experience in this field are not the determining factors of wisdom.


 

7) They have Good testimonials and Track Records

How credible is your agent? What is his past track record? What does his clients say about him? Does he have a long list of testimonials? Ask your agent his portfolio and show you what he has done in the past.


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Buying and selling homes should be a fun and rewarding experience, not a chore, if you have the right mindset about serving clients properly and giving sound advise and I understand this best. By handling all the paper works and financial matters, I will coordinate and go through the entire process with you to ensure a reliable and hassle-free purchasing experience.

You can expect these six qualities and more when you engage me for your property related services.

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